Business Bites: Make the Web Expensive

April 19, 2013

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Photography: Mowielicious

Damn, it’s been so long guys. I HAVE MISSED YOU! It feels like we haven’t spoken in so long but I’m so thrilled to be back posting my Business Bites links. Have you missed me too?

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 Photography: Sarah K Byrne Photography

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♥ The way my blog looks has always been just as important to me as the content that I post, so I couldn’t agree more with this article by web designer Matthew Butterick. He urges us to make the web expensive. It’s a long one, but worth the read…

“It’s now or never for the web. The web is a medium for creators, including designers. But after 20 years, the web still has no culture of design excellence. Why is that? Because design excellence is inhibited by two structural flaws in the web. First flaw: the web is good at making information free, but terrible at making it expensive. So the web has had to rely largely on an advertising economy, which is weakening under the strain. Second flaw: the process of adopting and enforcing web standards is hopelessly broken. Evidence of both these flaws can be seen in a) the low design quality across the web, and b) the speed with which publishers, developers, and readers are migrating away from the web, and toward app platforms and media platforms. This evidence strongly suggests that the web is on its way to becoming a second-class platform. ”  Matthew Butterick

♥ This video is great – how to take quality photographs for an online store